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  1. Promoting resiliency in adolescent girls through adventure programming

    Contributor(s):: Anja Whittington, Jeffery E. Aspelmeier, Nadine W. Budbill

    This study examined whether participation in an adventure program increased the resiliency of adolescent girls. Eighty-seven girls who participated in Dirt Divas, a non-profit, adventure program, completed the Resiliency Scale for Children and Adolescents® before and after their...

  2. Girls' Challenge Seeking: How Outdoor Exposure Can Support Girls in Taking Positive Risks

    Contributor(s):: Kallen Tsikalas, Karyn L. Martin

  3. Student perceptions of animal use in society

    Contributor(s):: Bennett-Wimbush, K., Amstutz, M. D., Willoughby, D.

    The purpose of this study was to determine the demographic characteristics that affect students' attitudes regarding animal use. Incoming freshman (n=136) completed a 20-question survey (Likert scale 1-5; range 20-100, summed and reported as a composite score) regarding perceptions of animal use,...

  4. Experiencia del Programa CanVivir: Un estudio desde la voz de las jovenes participantes pertenecientes al Centro de Detencion y Tratamiento Social de Ponce

    Contributor(s):: Lasanta Bondy, Adriana

  5. The helping horse: how equine assisted learning contributes to the wellbeing of First Nations youth in treatment for volatile substance misuse

    Contributor(s):: Adams, C., Arratoon, C., Boucher, J., Cartier, G., Chalmers, D., Dell, C. A., Dell, D., Dryka, D., Duncan, R., Dunn, K., Hopkins, C., Longclaws, L., MacKinnon, T., Sauve, E., Spence, S., Wuttunee, M.

    There has been recent interest in Canada exploring the benefits of equine assisted interventions in the treatment of First Nations youth who misuse volatile substances. Using the richness of an exploratory case study involving the White Buffalo Youth Inhalant Treatment Centre and the Cartier...

  6. Unseating the Myth of a Girl and Her Horse, Now That's True Grit

    Contributor(s):: Spry, Tami

  7. Drowning (in) Kittens: The Reproduction of Girlhood in Victorian America

    Contributor(s):: Barnes, Elizabeth

  8. The Chewed Chair Leg And The Empty Collar: Mementos Of Pet Ownership In New England

    Contributor(s):: Carlisle, Nancy C.

  9. Attitudes toward animals: a study of Portuguese children

    Contributor(s):: Almeida, A., Vasconcelos, C., Strecht-Ribeiro, O.

    In this study we analyzed the attitudes toward different animals in 210 Portuguese children: 107 boys and 103 girls, aged between 8 and 10 years, attending the 3rd and 4th years of primary school. We used a questionnaire with two distinct parts. In the first part, the children were asked about...

  10. Dogs' features strongly affect people's feelings and behavior toward them

    Contributor(s):: Gazzano, A., Zilocchi, M., Massoni, E., Mariti, C.

    Dogs are a strong appeal for people. The aim of this research was to assess whether different dog features affect people's feelings and behavior toward them. Three puppies (1 Labrador retriever, 1 golden retriever, and 1 Border collie), 7 average adult dogs (3 small, 2 medium, and 2 large), and 2...

  11. Attitudes toward animals among German children and adolescents

    Contributor(s):: Binngiesser, J., Wilhelm, C., Randler, C.

  12. Pet ownership, dog types and attachment to pets in 9-10 year old children in Liverpool, UK

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    | Contributor(s):: Westgarth, C., Boddy, L. M., Stratton, G., German, A. J., Gaskell, R. M., Coyne, K. P., Bundred, P., McCune, S., Dawson, S.

  13. The relationship between adolescent girls and horses: Implications for equine-assisted therapies

    | Contributor(s):: Toukonen, Margaret Cuffari

  14. Animal-assisted therapy with female juvenile offenders within a residential treatment setting

    | Contributor(s):: Cobaleda-Kegler, Janice

  15. Conflict and connection: A theoretical and evaluative study of an equine-assisted psychotherapy program for at-risk and delinquent girls

    | Contributor(s):: Foley, Allison Jan

  16. Effects of horseback riding on depression and self-esteem in adolescent girls

    | Contributor(s):: Hemenway, Robin

  17. Horse girl: An archetypal study of women, horses, and trauma healing

    | Contributor(s):: Held, Catherine Anne

  18. Horse stories: Rethinking the human-animal divide

    | Contributor(s):: Hansen, Natalie Corinne

  19. Childhood cruelty to animals: do mothers' and fathers' reports agree?

    | Contributor(s):: Xu, XiaoYan, Mellor, D., Wong, J.

    This study investigates, for the first time, the concordance between mothers' and fathers' reports of cruelty to animals by their child. Seven hundred parental dyads recruited through schools in Chengdu, China, completed the Chinese version of the Children's Attitudes and Behaviors towards...

  20. The strange animal situation test

    | Contributor(s):: Grandgeorge, M., Deleau, M., Lemonnier, E., Hausberger, M.

    Many tools assess the reactions of humans encountering familiar or unfamiliar partners or environments. Companion animals belong to our everyday environment and influence our lives. Whereas many standardized tools test companion animals' reactions to humans, few evaluate humans' reactions to...